This product provides 75 warm ups (bellringers) for U.S. Government classes! The warm ups include thought provoking questions and content review, and are designed to get your students thinking about important course themes. Warm-ups come with keys when appropriate. The warm-ups/bellringers are organized by unit and I have included a table of contents that will allow you to easily identify and use these warm-ups in your classroom no matter what order you teach your content. I have also included a template so you can add to your collection of your warm-ups/bellringers. These prompts are simple to project in presentation form or print for students in your classroom. You can also use prompts as exit slips or review. I use them during the first few minutes of class to get my students engaged while I take attendance and check homework- it's a great classroom routine! Check out my preview or my Freebie: Foundations of American Democracy Unit Warm-Ups/Bellringers
to get an idea of what's included.
BEFORE YOU BUY: Please note that if you are an AP® U.S. Government teacher in addition to or in place of teaching regular U.S. Government courses, I would advise you to purchase my AP® U.S. Government Warm-Ups (110 total!) instead. They include all of the content of this product PLUS 35 extra warm-ups designed specifically to help prepare your students for the AP® Government exam, such as FRQ prep and multiple choice practice. If you have already purchased that product, you ALREADY have the content in this product, so no need to purchase both. :) I just want to clarify, so don't end up with repeat content. Please feel free to ask a question in my Q&A section if you would like clarification.
*Please note: The warm-ups come in PDF format in order to protect photo TOU, my work and ease of use of different fonts. You can easily play them as a slideshow like you would a normal power point by clicking "view" and then "slideshow" if you have a Mac or "view" and then "full screen mode" if you have a PC. If you would like to create your own additional warm-ups, I have included an editable pptx format that matches the PDF theme.
Warm-Ups By Topic
Constitutional Underpinnings- 12 WUs
Political Beliefs, Participation, Parties, and Public Opinion- 9 WUs
Interest Groups, Elections, and Media- 9 WUs
Legislative Branch- 8 WUs
Executive Branch- 8 WUs
Judicial Branch- 7 WUs
Civil Rights and Civil Liberties- 10 WUs
Public Policy- 9 WUs
General Topics- 3 WUs
Check out these other great U.S. Government resources, available in my store:
Forming a New Government Activity and Discussion
Constitutional or Unconstitutional? Activity and Outlines
Bingo Bundle: Three Branches of Government
Government Review Game BUNDLE-6 Games
Multi-Day Federalism Research Assignment
Passing a Bill to Law Activity
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Supreme Court Rankings Activity
Lecture and Powers Activity: Federalism
Constitution and Federalism BIG BUNDLE for BOTH Regular and AP® U.S. Government classes
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